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Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Parliamentary Forum of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLRPF)

November 2012

Workshop on the status of the political opposition law in Burundi

From left to right: Hon. Higiro, Secretary General of the Forum of Parliaments, Hon. Destexhe, Political Coordinator for the Peace Process in the Great Lakes Region and Hon. Lola Kisanga, President of the Executive Committee of the Forum of Parliaments of the Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR-PF)

Delegates of the concerned Parliaments were able to exchange views not only on the functioning of the Forum, but also on the state of bilateral relations. A delegation from the Parliaments of Rwanda and DRC attended the meeting and agreed on the ambitious agenda of the Plenary Assembly, which took place three months later, also in Kinshasa. Among other aspects, the agenda of the Plenary Assembly included an analysis of the root causes of the conflict in eastern DRC, the situation between the Republic of Sudan and South Sudan and also the impact of the Lord’s Resistance Army in the Central African Republic.

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.